The National office welcomed its Regional Chapter heads and their representative to Delhi for a 2-day workshop in June 2018. This was the first of its kind workshop where the senior leadership team members came together to brain storm on identifying how to feed into the national initiative of Advocacy and Creating more Awareness amongst different stakeholders like policy influencer & makers.
The 2 days saw interesting and interactive sessions, games, group discussions & working out possible solutions that would help in voicing the need of person with MS in a more focused and sustained manner. Learning about most successful projects from each of our chapters through a Photo Gallery Walk Through was were enriching and inspirational
Our heartfelt thanks to MS International Federation for conducting this!
Soroptimist, Chennai, an International Women’s Organisation, working for the needy, teamed up, with MSSI, Chennai Chapter, for a Medical Camp on “Incontinence in MS” on 16/6/2018. This was to observe Incontinence Day which falls in the last week of June, 2018.
Dr. Shyamala Gopi – MBBS, MRCS, FRCS, Consultant Urologist, currently working at Apollo Main Hospital, Greams Road and Apollo First Med Hospital in Kilpauk. She has over 23 years of training and worked in United Kingdom in Urology, and its subspecialties including Endourololgy, Laparascopy Urology, Uro Oncology, Female Urology, Neuro Urology and Urogynaecology. She is also a member Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons, GLASGOW, Royal College of Surgeons EDINBURGH PLAB, UK and International Continence Society. She was assisted by Dr. Arasi and a nurse, went into individual consultation, for each MS person present, both ladies and gents. In all there were about 30 MS persons, who along with their caregivers, benefited by the camp. Prescriptions were given for urine culture tests, ultrasound and other diagnostic procedures to be done. MS persons were advised to do the tests within a fortnight, they would be called to show their tests results to the doctors and take it forward, by way of medicines, exercise, etc.
Birthday cakes were cut by those who celebrated their birthday this month. They were Mrs. Gayathri, Mrs. Dolly Khanna, Mrs. Dhanalakshmi, Mr. P. Balaji, and Soroptimist, Mrs. Sheila Rao.
The meeting was largely attended and the follow up camp will be held shortly.
A Fund Raising program Jagachitra was held in continuation with the camp to commemorate WMSD. This event was held mainly to create Awareness among general public & also to raise funds for the welfare of MS persons in aid of MSSI, Bangalore Chapter from Thank God It’s Saturday
Thank God it’s Saturday!’ or TGiS in short, is an exclusive group of photographers, both experienced and amateur, who despite their varied professions get together every weekend to pursue their collective love for photography. TGIS has been raising funds since 2003 has committed the entire proceeds to noble causes which includes the Rotary and the MSSI.
The collection of photographs showcases a wide repertoire of motifs, ranging across culture & festivals, monuments, flora, fauna, dances and landscapes of the India and from across the world. What makes these exhibitions so special is the display of amateur works of high standard, right alongside those of experienced and senior photographers, contributing to a liberating spirit of inclusion.
Inauguration of the exhibition:
Grand inauguration of the photography exhibition was held on May 31st 2018 at Rangasthala Auditorium adjacent to the exhibition hall. Celebrity who inaugurated the event was a famous & Award winning actress Suman Nagarkar.
There were more than thousand people who visited the exhibition every day and brochures were handed over to them. Volunteers explained the cause and briefed visitors about MS. We had a good media coverage which helped us in creating more awareness about MS.
An article about Jagachitra was published in Your story, link provided below:
OUR HEARTFELT THANKS TO SANOFI GENZYME FOR THE SPONSORSHIP TOWARDS THE WMSD EVENTS HELD.
The invitation to attend IMA Annual day program on Sunday, 3rd June had been extended by Dr Padma Iyer, President, IMA.
This appeared to be a good opportunity to continue with our WMSD reach out project for GPs and general public for creating awareness about Multiple Sclerosis and MSSI, hence we decided to attend this program.
The program participants included doctors, clinical psychologists, psychiatrists, advocates, legal advisors, counsellors, Human right activist, healing expert, etc. besides the general public.
Committee members Sarita Varma and Sunita Lalwani attended this program
and interacted with all the participants and distributed brochures to them.
Disseminating information about MS and MSSI services to the medical fraternity and others present at the IMA function in such manner was a very satisfying experience